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>> made in china. i know, i know, i know your show. >> she knew, and so did thousands of others. tonight here, the big reveal. the videos you sent in, the made in america gifts you put under the tree. and the ones that didn't fit. >> merry christmas, david! >> how you're creating joy and jobs this christmas. and caught on tape. the adorable pet dog stolen by a real life grinch, about to be sold. you won't believe what happened next and what we witnessed today. good evening on this wednesday night. and we hope you had a merry christmas. diane has a few more nights with her family, and what a night to stay indoors. across much of this country tonight, a massive winter storm and already, the ripple effect for travel being felt coast to coast. the monster storm system
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stretching from indiana to maine, all the way down to north carolina. more than a dozen states under winter watches and warnings this evening. and this is moving fast. nearly a foot of snow in some states already. more than a foot of snow in forecast for syracuse, new york. and in the heartland tonight, the threat of more twisters. close to three dozen reported tornadoes on christmas. this evening, they're bracing for more bad weather. our extreme weather team is across the storm zone tonight. you can see sam champion there, he has the latest track in a moment. but we're going to begin with abc's alex perez in indianapolis. >> reporter: strong winds whipped around fast-falling snow in indianapolis and made getting around by foot or car nearly impossible. david mathis struggled just to keep up with the shoveling. you saw no snow and then within a couple of hours, what did you see? >> yeah, just basically whiteout conditions. you know, you look out the window, you couldn't even hardly see outside. >> reporter: the massive storm leading to blizzard warnings in at least eight states. 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts in parts of indiana and ohio. slippery roads and poor visibility across the heartland,
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blamed for the deaths of at least six people. in og oklahoma, icy roads forced some frustrated drivers to follow a plow truck, just to have a clear path. in little rock, freezing temperatures snapped power lines, leaving many in the dark. >> my friend is out of electricity and heat. i come to get a propane exchange. but then the lights went out before i could get checked out. >> reporter: back in indianapolis, spinout after spinout. stranded motorists could not compete with the storm. you guys have been trying to get out? >> yes. we tried to get out of the parki ining spot. we're spinning in circles. >> reporter: and the wrath of this storm is not over just yet. the snow has ended here, but the next big wave of bad weather is already slamming the northeast. david? >> all right, alex, thank you. and as you mentioned, it is moving quickly. i want to bring in abc senior weather editor sam champion, right outside our studio tonight. sam, great to see you. and you were telling us in the news room this afternoon, this is all one massive system? >> reporter: one big system we've been talking about since the weekend, david. all that snow in the middle of
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the country, up to 17 inches in illinois. tornadoes, 25 confirmed from last night's episode. and then this. this, we started coastal areas with a little bit of snow, then we went to sleet. now we've got some rain with ice mixed in. if you're in coastal areas, road surfaces will stay wet. inland, you're going to get that mixture of ice and then inches and inches of snow. look at the snow graphic as we work this storm system. it was that one big storm that now will hand itself off to a kind of nor'easter shape. then it will move in. look at that icing that's involved. that is one of the scary parts of this system. plenty of areas that will get some icing and snow. the snowfall totals will be measured in inches. and very near a foot. and it's a very big deal. because, david, places like syracuse, and i know you just left yesterday, haven't had a foot of snow in one event in probably two years. they're going to get more than a foot of snow out of this event and there's an awful lot of places in new england that will. >> yeah, i got out just in time, but the family is still there. and much of this country facing a lot of rain tonight. >> reporter: this thing about this storm is the coastal sections will get some heavy
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rain. already, some flood watches and warnings are up, as well. in the places that don't have winter storm watches and warnings. and we're expecting up to two inches of rain in a lot of places. this is heavy atlantic moisture. so, this storm will also have some very strong winds. so, expect this rain to be wind-driven rain and also the snow to be wind-driven snow. this is a big powerful system, still through the day tomorrow, david. >> all right, sam, we'll be watching your latest forecast first thing in the morning on "gma." and that ripple effect already being felt from one end of the country to the other. delays for hours on the runways, and look at this. already, more than 1,300 flights canceled. and this evening, one pilot apologizes for something he couldn't even control. here's abc's lisa stark now. >> reporter: for tens of thousands of travelers scrambling to get home, any holiday cheer is gone. frustration even boiling over in the cockpit. one american airlines pilot talking to his passengers, was clearly fed up, after nearly five hours on board, waiting to take off.
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>> it's beyond reproach. i have no -- no words to tell you how sorry i am for all of this. decisions are being made way above our -- our heads by people that obviously, in my humble opinion, don't have a clue what they're doing. >> reporter: and that flight never got off the ground. lots of delays here, as you can see. and our bill weir tweeted from his stuck flight at laguardia, "toilet clogged. mutiny imminent. resorted to tweeting our angst to delta." passengers will need a lot of patience. already, 100 flights canceled for tomorrow. and more expected. david? >> parents with patience. our bill weir one of them. lisa stark in washington tonight. lisa, thank you. and the weather causing fear to the south, as well end tonight. we told you about the twisters, this evening, just as so many families try to clean up, we got reports of a tornado touching down near the outer banks. they're bracing for more across the region now, and abc's matt gutman is in alabama tonight. >> reporter: the giant tornado
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carving destruction into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. look at them. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snapping trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. and you said it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. you took everybody along with you? >> we took everyone. >> reporter: herded them in there. >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the
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school's fieldhouse. not the christmas you anticipated? >> no, you kind of forgot it was christmas there for awhile. >> reporter: and when that family finally emerged from that shelter just over there, this is what they saw. six classrooms eviscerated. but david, perhaps this tornado left behind one christmas gift. no deaths. no major injuries. >> that is the good part of the story. matt gutman, thank you. and we're going to move on this evening and head out west, to a different kind of extraordinary sight. one week after we explored solutions to the gun violence in this country, tonight, look at this. lines of cars, some stretching for blocks, people with guns turning them in for something in exchange. abc's abbie boudreau is there tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. the city of los angeles is holding a gun buy-back program. now, they've been doing this for the last few years, but it's even more significant this year, in light of the mass shootings in connecticut. now, take a look all around me. there are hundreds of cars, just lining up. people wanting to sell back their guns. the cars are stretched around the block. now, if they turn in a handgun,
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a rifle or a shotgun, they get $100 gift card. if they turn in an assault weapon, an extra $100. and david, the purpose of this is to get guns off the streets. and david, most of the weapons here will be destroyed. david? >> lines as far as the eye can see there, abbie. thanks to you in los angeles. and in washington tonight, president obama is cutting his christmas vacation short to try to cut a deal as that fiscal cliff nears. now just six days until higher taxes for all americans. and tonight, a white house official is placing the burden of not getting a deal on leaders of congress. one official saying the hits from our economy are not coming from outside factors, they're coming from congressional stupidity. some members of congress do return tomorrow. these comments come just as barbara walters prepares for her "nightline" special tonight. her sitdown at the white house with the president and the first lady. and tonight here, some rare personal questions answered about their own relationship and their girls. one of whom just got her first cell phone. >> reporter: i want to talk a bit about the girls.
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we have been watching them grow up from little girls to young ladies. now, malia recently got her first cell phone. do you monitor it? and see who she calls or who she texts? >> i give my daughter, at this age, i give her a long rope. you know, and there is monitoring, because we have rules, but monitoring may be, you never know when i'm going to walk in your room and i'm going to definitely ask you, who are you talking to, are you talking about school work? but -- >> and they're not very good at lying. we joke sometimes about how, you know, malia is getting to the age now, boys start calling and -- >> reporter: ah, yes. >> you know, sort of, i always talk about how one of the main incentives for running again was continuing secret service protection. >> reporter: mr. president, mrs. obama, there is a photograph of you that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of twitter. how do you keep the fire going? >> hmm. that's a good question.
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>> you know, we've been married now 20 years. and like every marriage, i think you have your ups and you have your downs, but if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens. >> reporter: you know, mrs. obama, you told me at one point that you would never run for political office. you said that you don't have the patience for political life. patience for what? >> i have learned from my husband, watching him, that it does require a great deal of patience. to really feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground. it doesn't happen right away. >> and she has a bigger difficulty biting her tongue. >> reporter: oh. >> i think i've done pretty well at that. >> not bad. >> i have opinions. >> she's got a few views. >> you know a little something about views. >> reporter: yes.
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something about views. yes, yes i do. >> sharing their views with the captain of "the view." and you can see much more on a special holiday edition of "nightline," christmas at the white house, with barbara walters. we're going to move on now this evening to a former president whose health we're following closely here. george herbert walker bush will remain in a houston hospital tonight. doctors say his fever is getting a little worse. his family moments ago saying he is in guarded condition tonight. president bush now 88. we are told he's awake, aware and cracking jokes with his medical team. and in south africa tonight, former president nelson mandela is now out of the hospital this evening and back home where he will continue to receive medical care. the 94-year-old mandela had been hospitalized for more than two weeks. and back here at home this evening, look at this behind me. so many viewers sending in their one thing made in america they bought for a loved one for christmas. tonight, the videos are pouring in. the made in america surprises after they were unwrapped under the tree. the joy and the jobs you helped create tonight. >> what would you like for christmas? >> reporter: it was the question that got us thinking from the
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start and apparently much of america, too. where was this made? >> china. i know, i know, i know your show. >> reporter: thousands of you know the question and are now asking it yourselves. just one thing made in america. neighborhoods coast to coast. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: one gift, $64, hundreds of thousands of american jobs. you know the drill. >> of course i'm in. >> all right! >> reporter: remember the fire house? >> are you in? >> we're in! >> all right! >> reporter: the town hall? >> you bet we're in! >> reporter: this vermont school, among the first. >> made in america! >> reporter: then, that classroom in peachtree, georgia. >> david muir, if you are ever in atlanta -- >> reporter: and now spreading to this seventh grade class in north carolina. >> we're in! >> reporter: and tonight, just look at what was unwrapped under christmas trees across america. this mom, buying ornaments from august wendell in pennsylvania. and something else key -- >> i found a santa claus key, because we do not have a chimney and my kids wanted santa to have a special way to get in. >> reporter: connor, 14 years
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old, asking, who said all socks are made in china? >> my mom got me a pair of nike socks that were made right here in america. >> reporter: and this mom, kim, from nevada, on her bicycle, made in dallas. >> where was it made? >> in america! >> reporter: there was emily who told us last time about dad and her sister. >> i got my sister a dress, the one i'm wearing. >> reporter: it turns out she didn't forget about mom. a travel jiffy steamer, made in america. >> let's see how it works. >> hi, david! >> reporter: and from pennsylvania tonight, julianna, just 6 years old. >> this is my american made easel. >> reporter: an easel made by beckham. >> where were your toys made? >> in america. >> reporter: so many families sending us their christmas videos. the viewers who bought spooner boards. >> i really like this, mon. >> reporter: and so many familiar faces who were in this year. the women of "the view." >> made in the usa! that's right, baby. >> reporter: even from make believe neighborhoods. the neighbors. >> hey, "world news," it's jamie from "the neighbors." and i'm in! >> david from "shark tank." >> i am in.
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>> hey, david, i'm laurie from "shark tank." >> reporter: laurie, too. with her magnetic reader rest. hanging your glasses right there on a magnet. >> barbara here in my kitchen. >> reporter: and barbara, fishing for an idea. >> a lobster dinner for two from cousins maine lobster. >> reporter: that's right, lobsters. cousins maine lobsters. $64 for two. and she kept going. remember that mom cooking up an american dream? >> oh, i get a hug! oh! >> reporter: those daisy cakes from south carolina. the sharks bought her idea and guess what barbara bought for her friends on christmas? >> i'm going to give them a daisy cake. >> reporter: so many viewers filling santa's sleigh, or this wife, filling her brand new ford truck. with gifts made in america. >> merry christmas, david! >> she surprised her husband with that new ford pickup. and tomorrow night here, the jobs you helped create. viewers responding to so many of our reports here. and we're going to go inside the american factories big and small. they have two words for all of you -- thank you. and that's tomorrow night. there is still much more ahead on "world news" this
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them, on the hunt for the best deals before new year's. >> reporter: the holidays may be over, but retailers aren't giving up so easy. today, we watched fresh sale signs going up, as stores took their most important season into overtime. $400 coat down to -- >> 60%. $148. >> reporter: you paid $148 for a $400 coat? >> yeah. >> reporter: retailers are desperate for holiday shopping to keep on going, after a bleak few weeks. holiday sales rose an underwhelming .7% from last year. the slowest growth since 2008. >> key areas were the northeast and mid-atlantic. really the impact zone of hurricane sandy. that's where we saw the weakest growth for the year. >> reporter: today, the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was just slightly too big. so, i returned it and actually got $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: about 10% of all gifts are headed straight back
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nice sweater. thank you. ♪ and now to our "instant index" here on a wednesday night. and to what might have seemed like coal for some netflix subscribers this christmas. quote of the day here. "panic spreads across america as netflix faces outage. families forced to talk to one another." that was the tweet that summed up what tens of mfls of subscribers felt after the servers went down for nearly 20 hours on the holiday. now, to two numbers making headlines tonight. 1,428 miles and 186 miles per hour. that's how fast and how far the world's longest fastest train now goes. it debuted today in china, cutting a nearly 1,500 mile trip from 22 hours to just eight. and to this video in our "instant index" tonight. the pure joy of christmas gift giving and receiving, caught on camera. 7-year-old reese of new jersey, so happy over his video game, he cries.
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and finally tonight, what seemed to be a christmas miracle for a little girl who thought she'd lost her little best friend forever. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: this is a story about a little girl named mia. a little dog named marley. and a real life grinch? >> somebody swiped a 7-year-old girl's dog. >> reporter: 'twas the morning before christmas and it was all captured on surveillance video, right outside the store where mia and her mom were shopping. >> we didn't know if we would ever see him. >> reporter: mia was devastated. >> he's so adorable. i can't even trim my tree without him. it's like so hard to be without him. >> reporter: miles away, on christmas day, a schoolteacher named tina cohen was walking through a park and noticed a man selling a dog. >> they didn't look right together. it wasn't right to be selling a dog on christmas and i had a gut feeling this was not his dog. >> reporter: so, she bought the dog for $220 and took him straight to a vet. who checked him out and found his identification microchip.
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>> we got a phone call and he said -- he said, we have your dog. we have marley. and we screamed up and down. we had marley. >> reporter: yeah, what were you thinking then? >> jumping up and down. >> reporter: you were jumping just like that, huh? two hours later, little girl and little dog reunited. it's a miracle? >> yes, a christmas miracle. >> reporter: as for the alleged grinch, police arrested brandon bacon in the park where he allegedly sold marley. while the little girl, her mom, her little dog and the nice lady who saved him, they all had a very merry christmas. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> little marley, back with mia. that's the broadcast. avalanche danger in the high sierra. two people have already died. >> tonight, i'm sandhya patel. tracking only isolated showers
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now when the next storm will move in and what new year's eve is looking like, coming up. >> and tragedy tonight on the streets of southern california. four people from daily city become innocent victims of a police pursuit. >> and on lighter side, a sport that they used to call frisbee golf. now, it's got a new name, and dozens of places to play. here is what traffic has been like all day long headed to and from lake tahoe area. snow covered highways jammed with cars. good evening, i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. once again, we're on storm watch, more rain is coming. we are live covering the weather for us tonight. let's start with you, john. a rough day for you and many others. >> tough getting up here, everybody is testing out snow
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boards and skis. there is an avalanche risk here because of the series of storms we've had that have dumped snow and rain and then, heavy snow now has been landing on the weaker layers of snow underneath. that has been creating danger. in fact on monday, a snowboarder was killed during an avalanche at donner ski ranch. the body discovered under two to three feet of snow. also on monday an experienced member of the ski patrol was killed in alpine meadows. that, however, was intentionally triggered by an explosive charge designed to alleviate the avalanche danger there. and over the weekend, two skiers were injured during an avalanche at squaw valley to. give you an idea of the power of an avalanche we have individual yof a controlled avalanche taking place in british columbia. a wall of snow as you can see, could overwhelm any skier. experts advise

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